Things for Sale

I have put some stamps for sale on my 'Things for Sale' page. Feel free to go and have a look and if there is anything that takes your fancy drop me an email at: amanda.patterson@ntlworld.comxx


Sunday, 29 April 2012

I HATE decorating!!!!

What a nightmare week! My mum will tell you that mention the word decorating to me and I break out in a cold sweat brought on by past experiences! Well this week has only served to ensure that phobia is well and truly cemented.

Hubby decided that when he came home from work for his two weeks home we would make a start on decorating and revamping the study...brilliant as it has drove me mad for ages. The only problem is that, that entails decorating! *Amanda starts to feel a bit wobbly* So I dutifully empty the cupboards of the mountainous amounts of clutter that we have accumulated and get rid of all the unwanted furniture ready for a flying start when he gets home. He arrives Thursday evening at about 6pm and by 6:45pm we are on with it!

All is going swimmingly until Friday evening when the ceiling suddenly falls in!!! A tile on the roof has been broken and it would seem that the furniture was the only thing holding it up. What an absolute mess we were in. The whole house ended up covered in old loft insulation and rubbish. So then the roof needed mending and we needed a WHOLE new study ceiling.

Here I am over a week later and we are finally finished :-) Really pleased with it too, although poor hubby has ended up under the weather because he is so tired :-(

Anyway onto better things! I now have a cupboard especially just for all my crafting stash!! I don't think it was meant just for me but once I got all my stash in it nothing else would fit lol. So I have quickly dashed over to Moving Along With The Times challenge to see what my mum is doing for her very first challenge with them. It is Flowers or Gardening! Well flowers are my absolute favourite so I definitely one for me to join.

This is the card I am entering as I made it on my last crafting day before we started the study and it never got onto my blog, no time like the present! I adore the butterfly which I cut on my Cuttlebug, I think that particular die is going to get lot of use.

I am really pleased with the photos of these cards after I remembered I had bought a white box a couple of years ago...boy what a difference it made to the images :-O I won't take a photo without it now.

My mum, aunty and I also went along to a new Papercraft show at Eston in Middlesbrough and I got some really lovely goodies including a few nice dies so now the study is up and running I think they will be getting an airing very soon :-) xx

Also entering in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

More my thing!

Morning peeps! How organised am I? I have done my card for the Moving along with the times challenge already!! This was much more my kind of card lol.

I am at my mum's 'wasting paper' as my hubby very rudely calls it! sheesh. I have managed to get a couple of times this week so have had a very productive week with my crafting which makes a change. I really needed a few cards in 'stock' as I have been caught out lately. Managed to make a couple of men's cards and a wedding card!

Anyway here is my entry this week for MAWTT challenge: Shabby chic/& or Vintage. I made the flower from some ribbon after being inspired by my mum's bandage flower. The stamp I bought at Harrogate show from

Also entering it into:


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A little late!

I am rushing like mad to get this card on the MAWTT challenge which finishes tonight. Boy this card really got me stumped. I bought the stamp thinking it would be easy to make a 'sexy' card with but my lack of imagination really let me down!

Anyway here it is! Apologies for the dreadful photos I really rushed them!

Oh dear I missed it by 4 minutes!! Wasn't really a worthy entry to be honest but I really did find this one a challenge lol. I started it on Saturday and only finishe dit at 8:25pm tonight!

I think I had better start tomorrow's challenge as soon as it pops on the screen...I hope it is one I can do. Honestly it can't be that hard this cardmaking malarky can it???

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

On a roll lol

Can you believe the difference in the weather in just a couple of days! Last week I was out riding Fever in a T- Shirt and sunbathing at Richmond by the river in shorts and a bikini I have been hibernating with stew and dumplings for tea!!! Madness!

Nevermind at least it was a good day to stay in and do a little crafting ;-) Not that I achieved a lot really but I really want to try and keep up with the 'Moving Along With The Times' challenges as a way of supporting my mum in her new DT position. Not that anyone will really notice little ole me with my tiny blog but it makes me feel better lol.

This week the challenge is: Cute 'n' Cuddly so I coloured this lovely image from 'Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she gorgeous! The papers are First Edition 'Dreamcatcher' and I coloured the image with promarkers.

Thanks for popping by...I really appreciate it xxx